This web site is operated in compliance with the Australian Government's Information Privacy
Principles which are outlined at www.oaic.gov.au
We try to comply with these principles at all times.
Our web site collects the following information from our online visitors:
a record of each visit that logs a visitor's IP address, the date and time
of their visit, the pages accessed and/or documents downloaded, their country
of origin and the type of browser used (ie exactly the same type of information
routinely collected by all web servers around the world).
No attempt is or will be made to identify individual users or their browsing
activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation where a law
enforcement agency exercises a warrant to inspect our service provider's
logs. We analyse the information collected by our web server at the end of
each month purely to determine our web site's overall usage statistics.
We retain the email addresses of people who send emails to us through this
web site for the sole purpose of sending them a response. These email addresses
are stored in a secure area of our office network (ie not on the website)
and are not used for any other purpose. Nor will they be disclosed to any
third party without the consent of the person who originally emailed us.
People who submit email addresses, web sites or other information for linking
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so. We will, however, remove or modify any submitted email address, web site
URL or other supplied information on request.
Visitors should also note that this web site contains links to a number of
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to our own site's operations and/or as a service to our readers.
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This privacy statement is periodically reviewed in line with the ongoing
development of our web site and/or changes to Australian privacy laws.
southburnett.com.au adheres to our 2012 Vision Statement "to be a trusted and
reliable news resource, providing accurate information to our readers."
The fundamental principles which guide all our news reports are spelled out in the Media Alliance Code Of Ethics. As stated in
the Code: "Respect for truth and the public's right to information are fundamental principles of journalism."
All reporting staff at southburnett.com.au are committed to the Code Of Ethics, whether members of the Media Arts and Entertainment
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As well, southburnett.com.au is committed to the four key values established by the Australian Press Council:
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If it is a serious error of fact, the report is immediately updated with a note at the foot stating "UPDATED with
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If a demand is made for an apology, and we accept an error has been made, the report will be corrected and a separate apology
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Complaints which cannot be settled by way of these processes will be referred to an independent Alternative Dispute Resolution
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This statement sets out our policies relating to spam (ie unsolicited commercial
Our web site is operated in compliance with the Australian Spam Act
, which may be viewed online at a variety of locations.
This means that we don't send out any spam emails. Nor do we do business
with any individual or company who does. And we encourage all our visitors
to do likewise.
We also use anti-spam filtering on our emails and we report any Australian
who spams us to the proper authorities on receipt of their spam. Again, we
encourage our visitors to do likewise in countries which have equivalent
legislation to Australia. Or to ask their legislators to toughen existing
laws up to Australian anti-spam standards where those laws are weak.
Listings shown on our website which contain email addresses are shown for
the purpose of inviting contact from the public which is directly related
to the services that an individual business, activity or organisation
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spam, and are not to be used to construct mailing lists.
southburnett.com.au actively encourages anyone who is spammed to report that
spam to the
and Media Authority
(ACMA) so that it can take appropriate action
against the spammer under the terms of the Australian Spam Act 2003
southburnett.com.au also actively monitors our database at all times and
employs techniques which detect attempted construction of email lists. We
will report any person who attempts to abuse this website's service to ACMA
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connection to land and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past,
present and emerging.